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My king, o my king, come forth now with haste. With my elegant lightning, let us lay this land to waste. Tear apart the skies, rend the clouds asunder. Pave the road to paradise, with hurricane and thunder.


Thunder Serpent Narwa is an Elder Dragon first introduced in Monster Hunter Rise.

Appearance

Narwa are the female of an elder dragon species that consists of itself and the Wind Serpent Ibushi. Similar to Amatsu, this species has a long and leviathan-like body with short and stubby hind legs and a long tail (though in the Serpent's case the legs are more paddle or fin-like). This species also exhibits double jaws, with the lower outer jaw and both inner jaws being able to split. Also on this species are multiple sacs, notably the forelegs, back, chest, the tail tip and in the case of Narwa, in-between the hind legs, which have different properties based on the gender.

Being the female of the species, Narwa have several traits that set itself apart from Ibushi, notably the numerous golden and orange tendrils that extends from the back of the head all the way to the tail. It has two large, backward-facing horns on the head. The mouth has multiple smaller teeth. Between the hind legs is a gigantic golden sac, in which Ibushi lacks, and on Narwa's head, chest, back, forelegs, and tail tips are purple electrical organs that produce electromagnetic force that lifts the serpent airborne.

Narwa also appears to be even bigger than her male counterpart.

Behavior and Abilities

Not much is known about Narwa prior to its discovery. With the help of Minoto's resonation with the Thunder Serpent, the guild was able to determine Narwa's whereabouts while she was waiting for her "king". Every fifty years, Narwa, as well as the Wind Serpent Ibushi, will emerge to mate with each other, while Ibushi wanders around various locales, Narwa seems to wait in a location she prefers until Ibushi is able to locate her. However, the disturbance caused by her presence and electromagnetic abilities tend to drive other monsters berserk, leading to a Rampage event that regularly hits Kamura Village during the Serpent's mating process.

Narwa have inexplicable behaviors similar to Ibushi in which they levitate upside down in the air. Such feats are achieved by the electromagnetic force produces by the thunder sacs on their body. They can also release several beams of purple electricity from the thunder sac on the belly or from the center of the ring created from their whole body. Additionally, Narwa can also create golden balls or rings of electricity from their purple thunder sacs. Several of Narwa's thunder attack will cause several metal rich rock platforms to float up from the ground, which often times also have a siege weapons mounted to them (most likely due to the metal components).

When fully enraged, Narwa can unleash a powerful energy beam followed by a massive electromagnetic pulse that covers the entire area and deals massive damage but is easily avoided or interrupted if you deal enough damage to her in time.

Like Ibushi, Narwa uses an unknown method, presumably some kind of electromagnetic waves, to communicate and aid in finding each other. Some Wyverians, a race that is said to have great connections with nature, are able to pick up this signal and speak it into an understandable language, referred to as a "Resonation", as shown by Minoto when she gradually becomes able to fully Resonate with Narwa, thus able to locate her location. However, it is unknown if the Dragon is aware of this. During the Resonation, the eyes of the Resonating Wyverian change to a bright golden color. This phenomenon, however, has no explanation as of yet.

When Narwa meets its Ibushi mate, it seems to create the nest as Ibushi guards the area. After this is done, Narwa starts to consume Ibushi's bioenergy to seemingly fertilize her eggs, which is their natural mating process. By consuming Ibushi, Narwa becomes Narwa the Allmother as a result, inheriting Ibushi's control over wind.

Game Appearances

Monster Hunter Rise
MHRise-Thunder Serpent Narwa Icon.png An elder dragon and Wind Serpent Ibushi's "queen." Its thundersacs glow with accumulated electrical charge; it is thought that these organs therefore generate the powerful magnetic field that lifts the creature and anything around it high into the air.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★★★★★★★

Hunting Tips

Attacking its thundersacs that have stored energy will cause them to discharge, grounding the beast. Those on its underside are its weakest, provided you can time an attack for when they aren't blocked by its fins. If you're crafty, you can even use the levitating terrain to your advantage.


Materials

This section is about monster materials unique to the Thunder Serpent Narwa in Monster Hunter Rise. For detailed lists, see Narwa Carves.

Items
Name Rarity Price
5thGen Item Icon-Shell Yellow.svg
Narwa Carapace
Rare-6 2350z
Flexible and lightweight carapace that courses with flesh-singeing electricity.
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg
Narwa Hide+
Rare-6 3450z
Hide so well insulated, it makes lightning strikes feel like bug bites.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg
Narwa Horn+
Rare-6 4870z
Narwa's horn. Shoots out bolts of lightning when swung; handle with caution.
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg
Narwa Sparksac
Rare-6 4030z
This lightning-emitting organ creates a magnetic field to enable floating.
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg
Narwa Tentacle
Rare-6 4450z
Tentacles that cover Narwa's body. It uses them to shroud itself in lightning.
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg
Thunder Serpent Orb
Rare-7 12700z
This jewel shimmers with the ire of lightning. Its holder can tame thunder.
5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg
Narwa Claw+
Rare-6 4450z
Sharp talons that once sliced up any foolish enough to attack Narwa.
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Purple.svg
Dragon Treasure
Rare-4 800z
A shiny rock that elder dragons like to collect. (Account Item)
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical Red.svg
Elder Dragon Blood
Rare-6 2100z
Contains an unknown compound. The object of much scholarly research.


Target Rewards
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Shell Yellow.svg Narwa Carapace 22%
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg Narwa Hide+ 32%
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Horn+ 12%
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 14%
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Tentacle 18%
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 2%
Part Break Rewards
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg Narwa Hide+ 97% (Abdomen)

17% (Horn)

5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Horn+ 80% (Horn)
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 60% (Back)

20% (Wingarm)

5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Tentacle 40% (Back)
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 3% (Horn)

3% (Abdomen)

5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg Narwa Claw+ 80% (Claw)


Carves
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Shell Yellow.svg Narwa Carapace 37% (Body)

17% (Tail)

5thGen Item Icon-Hide Yellow.svg Narwa Hide+ 29%
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 80% (Tail)
5thGen Item Icon-Monster Part Yellow.svg Narwa Tentacle 12%
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 3% (Tail)

1% (Body)

5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg Narwa Claw+ 21%
Drops
Item Chance
5thGen Item Icon-Sac Yellow.svg Narwa Sparksac 30%
5thGen Item Icon-Ball Yellow.svg Thunder Serpent Orb 1%
5thGen Item Icon-Claw Yellow.svg Narwa Claw+ 20%
MHRise Item Icon-Monster Part Purple.svg Dragon Treasure 29%
MHRise Item Icon-Chemical Red.svg Elder Dragon Blood 20%


Notes

  • Thunder Serpent Narwa serves as the final boss of the Gathering Hub in base game.
    • After the first Title Update, defeating Narwa for the first time unlocks the player's Hunter Rank.
  • Siege weaponry (Ballista, etc.) is sometimes present on the rock platforms raised by Narwa during the hunt, which hunters can use for a short time before the platforms crumble. These platforms can also break if hit by Narwa's attacks.
  • Upon its defeat Thunder Serpent Narwa falls into a chasm or sinkhole in the center of the area and its body cannot be carved, but (similar to Ibushi) it will leave behind several tentacles that can be carved for materials.
  • Thunder Serpent Narwa is based off of the Japanese thunder god Raijin. The rock platforms that it raises around the arena may be a reference to the signature rings circling Raijin's back.
Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise (edit)
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Amphibian MHRise-Zamite Icon.png Zamite
MHRise-Tetranadon Icon.png Tetranadon
Fish MHRise-Gajau Icon.png Gajau
Fanged Beast MHRise-Bombadgy Icon.png Bombadgy MHRise-Bullfango Icon.png Bullfango
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Lynian MHRise-Felyne Icon.png Felyne MHRise-Melynx Icon.png Melynx
Neopteron MHRise-Altaroth Icon.png Altaroth MHRise-Bnahabra Icon.png Bnahabra
Temnoceran MHRise-Rachnoid Icon.png Rachnoid
MHRise-Rakna-Kadaki Icon.png Rakna-Kadaki
Bird Wyvern MHRise-Baggi Icon.png Baggi MHRise-Gargwa Icon.png Gargwa MHRise-Izuchi Icon.png Izuchi MHRise-Jaggi Icon.png Jaggi MHRise-Jaggia Icon.png Jaggia MHRise-Wroggi Icon.png Wroggi
MHRise-Aknosom Icon.png Aknosom MHRise-Great Baggi Icon.png Great Baggi MHRise-Great Izuchi Icon.png Great Izuchi MHRise-Great Wroggi Icon.png Great Wroggi MHRise-Kulu-Ya-Ku Icon.png Kulu-Ya-Ku MHRise-Pukei-Pukei Icon.png Pukei-Pukei
Brute Wyvern MHRise-Anjanath Icon.png Anjanath MHRise-Barroth Icon.png Barroth
Fanged Wyvern MHRise-Jagras Icon.png Jagras
MHRise-Magnamalo Icon.png Magnamalo MHRise-Tobi-Kadachi Icon.png Tobi-Kadachi MHRise-Zinogre Icon.png Zinogre MHRise-Apex Zinogre Icon.png Apex Zinogre
Leviathan MHRise-Ludroth Icon.png Ludroth
MHRise-Almudron Icon.png Almudron MHRise-Mizutsune Icon.png Mizutsune MHRise-Apex Mizutsune Icon.png Apex Mizutsune MHRise-Royal Ludroth Icon.png Royal Ludroth MHRise-Somnacanth Icon.png Somnacanth
Piscine Wyvern MHRise-Delex Icon.png Delex
MHRise-Jyuratodus Icon.png Jyuratodus
Snake Wyvern MHRise-Remobra Icon.png Remobra
Flying Wyvern MHRise-Barioth Icon.png Barioth MHRise-Basarios Icon.png Basarios MHRise-Bazelgeuse Icon.png Bazelgeuse MHRise-Diablos Icon.png Diablos MHRise-Apex Diablos Icon.png Apex Diablos MHRise-Khezu Icon.png Khezu MHRise-Nargacuga Icon.png Nargacuga MHRise-Rathalos Icon.png Rathalos MHRise-Apex Rathalos Icon.png Apex Rathalos MHRise-Rathian Icon.png Rathian MHRise-Apex Rathian Icon.png Apex Rathian MHRise-Tigrex Icon.png Tigrex
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